Crews spread the two-component Deco-Peel poultice on a patio in preparation for removing degraded sealer. Nox-Crete Products Group introduced a two-component poultice that combines chemical and physical processes to remove sealers without abrasion.
The cleaning chemical has a strong odor that dissipates quickly, so the worksite should be open and well-ventilated. Keep any ignition sources away from the worksite. Although Deco-Peel was designed for flatwork, Nox-Crete is developing a version that can be used on near-vertical surfaces.
The product’s effectiveness depends on how well the blanket wicks up the removal chemical, so it’s important to minimize edge overlap. Designed for exterior applications like driveways, patios, and sidewalks, Deco-Peel and Deco-Peel CPC (consumer products-compliant) consists of an engineered fabric blanket and a specially formulated cleaning
You’ll be able to see the slab’s surface texture through the saturated fabric. The next day, peel up the fabric and throw it away. The surface is now free of the old sealer and any corrosive residue.
Once the blanket is spread and secured, use thick nap rollers to over-wet the fabric with the removal solution. The goal is to not only impregnate the fabric, but to allow gravity to force the product down onto the slab’s surface. Coverage rates vary based on the coating’s thickness, hardness, and concrete surface density.
Let the slab set for at least 48 hours to enable any remaining cleaning solution to dissipate. On most surfaces, no additional prep work is needed before applying a new coating or sealer. Although Deco-Peel was designed for flatwork, Nox-Crete is developing a version that can be used on near-vertical surfaces.